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Analysis: For Durant and Leonard, the move is to stay put

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status. It makes free agency tough to forecast. Luckily for Toronto and Golden State, the math should be very simple....

American who helped Islamic State gets 4-year prison term

Jun. 26, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An American woman who admitted supporting the Islamic State has been sentenced to four years in prison over the objection of prosecutors who wanted her locked up for decades. Sinmyah Amera Caesar received the sentence on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. With credit for time served,...

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces judge in groping case

Jun. 26, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Cuba Gooding Jr. are providing a court with video they say will show the actor did not grope a woman at a New York City bar. The prosecution, meanwhile, presented the court Wednesday with a deposition from Gooding's accuser. The defense is seeking a dismissal of the case, saying...

Desus & Mero shake up the late night talk show universe

Jun. 26, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don't feel like they're competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert. The comedians, who go by Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, got their break in podcasts and...

Pride or protest? Disillusioned plan their own LGBTQ march

Jun. 26, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the annual parade has become too commercialized decided to split off with their own march. Both parades cap a month...

Left-wing Democrat claims victory in close Queens DA race

Jun. 26, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats played out again Tuesday in New York City, where the closely watched Democratic primary for Queens district attorney was tantalizingly close deep into the vote count. Late on election day, political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a public...

Yanks open with 2 HR, set MLB mark in 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Jun. 26, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball. The 6-foot-7 slugger, batting second in the lineup, predicted the mark might fall in the first inning. Judge was...

Franco hits go-ahead homer, Kapler tossed in Phillies win

Jun. 25, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery scrolled their phones inside the clubhouse looking for popular hot spots in Philadelphia with "Bamboo" in the name. Brad Miller had a beer in hand when he circled the area in front of his locker and stamped the imaginary setting, "The Bamboo Bar." With the...

The Latest: Caban claims victory in Queens DA race

Jun. 25, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney in New York (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Public defender Tiffany Caban claimed victory in the extremely close Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney. Appearing before a raucous crowd of supporters on Tuesday night,...

American who helped Islamic State asks for leniency

Jun. 25, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An American woman who admitted to participating in the online recruitment of Islamic State fighters is seeking leniency in her terrorism case over the objections of prosecutors who say she double-crossed them. Defense attorneys for Sinmyah Amera Caesar, who once used the nom de guerre "Umm...